This post for Buffalo Potato Wings is sponsored by the Idaho® Potato Commission in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Mix up an easy, healthy and low calorie appetizer right in your slow cooker. First cook Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes in your slow cooker. Then toss Buffalo Potato Wings with a spicy Greek yogurt Buffalo sauce. Serve along with a low calorie high protein Blue Cheese Dip.
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When I think about food for the Big Game Day, I think Buffalo Chicken Wings. Game Day food is all about those delicious, but not very healthy, splurge foods. It can totally derail your healthy eating commitment. If I allow myself one night off, I cannot get back to dieting the next morning. So this year, I took on the challenge of finding a healthy substitute for Buffalo Chicken Wings in order to stay on my diet. As a result, Slow Cooker Buffalo Potato Wings was conceived with the help of Idaho® Potatoes.
Why Idaho® Potatoes you ask? First, a serving of Idaho Potatoes has only 110 calories. Compare this to about 616 calories for a small serving of chicken wings. Second, they are fat-free, in contrast to 49 grams of fat. What?! Third, Idaho® potatoes have both simple and complex carbohydrates to give you more energy. As an added bonus, they are naturally gluten-free. If that was not enough, the volcanic soil they are grown in help to produce the texture and taste that you love.
Once I determined a substitute for chicken wings, the next step was to substitute the butter usually found in buffalo chicken wings. That was easily completed with my stalwart, Greek yogurt. Now to make them easy to cook and make them transportable. Your delicious Slow Cooker Buffalo Potato Wings need to make it to your party, after all. In that case, the slow cooker was my answer. They cook in as little as two hours with very little hands on time. While the potato “wings” are cooking, you can whip up the blue cheese dip. What is a buffalo wing without blue cheese dressing I ask you? A sad, very sad, potato “wing”. Thus whipping up a quick Greek yogurt and blue cheese dip is in order.
Finally, be aware these little potato “wings” are going to soak up your buffalo sauce. You may think you are putting too much on, but within 5 minutes they are going to have soaked it all in. Just think, flavor upon flavor upon flavor. Ultimately, no one is going to miss the chicken. Their new favorite is going to be Slow Cooker Buffalo Potato “Wings”, and you are going to be the MVP of the game. Your reward is enjoying delectable food without having to run 5 miles the next day to rid your body of all those calories. All in all, it is a win-win situation.
Talk about a winning situation, how would you like a chance to win 10lbs of Idaho Potatoes and a copy of the Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked – Fried Too! Cookbook. “A celebration of potatoes in 75 irresistible recipes. Yes, please. The winner will be selected during the Sunday Supper facebook live on 1/29/17 at 4pm so be sure to be there. Find Sunday Supper Movement on Facebook.
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Potato Wings
Slow Cooker Buffalo Potato “Wings” with Blue Cheese Dip
- 24 oz . Idaho Potato Fingerling Potatoes
- 1 tbsp . unsalted butter melted
- ½ tsp . kosher salt
- ¼ tsp . fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp . non-fat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup buffalo hot sauce
- !Blue Cheese Dip:
- 5.3 oz . non-fat Greek yogurt
- ¾ oz . crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tbsp . milk
- ¼ tsp . kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp . fresh ground black pepper
Place butter and oil in a small microwave safe bowl, and cook on high for 20 to 30 seconds, or until butter melts.
Place potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Pour over melted butter and oil.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Cook on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours.
In a small bowl, mix together yogurt and buffalo sauce.
Pour over potatoes and mix well.
Spoon potatoes into a bowl or plate with dip on the side.
!Blue Cheese Dip
Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Serving size = 2 potatoes.
I calculated 2 Weight Watcher Smart Points per serving.
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